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Waves and Sound


A disturbance that transfers energy from one point to another. Wave
Distance between wave crests or troughs in a transverse wave. Wavelength
Height of a wave from its trough or crest to its midpoint, measures a waves intensity. Amplitude
A measure of how many wave crest of troughs pass a point in one unit of time. Frequency
Compressional wave produced by vibrations in matter. Sound Wave
How waves bounce off an object and change their direction of travel. Reflection
A substance, such as a solid, liquid or gas a wave moves through. Medium
Travels through a medium, moves matter up and down. Transverse Wave
Moves matter back and forth. Compressional Wave
An area where particles are spread out. Rarefaction
Lowest point of a transverse wave. Troughs
Amount of time it takes for a wave to complete one full cycle Period
When the pitch of a sound changes because the source or the listener is in motion. Doppler Effect
Highest point of a transverse wave. Crest
Created by: BeckScience